Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
A globally-recognised accounting qualification
This registered CPA program offers access to internships, providing invaluable industry experience and exposure to some of Tasmania's top business minds. Gain insights through masterclasses, taxation clinics and guest lectures.
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Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Acquire and apply discipline specific knowledge and skills related to business and organisations (Discipline Knowledge).
- Communicate information effectively in written and oral forms with a diverse range of stakeholders (Communication Skills).
- Apply critical and analytical skills to the identification and evaluation of complex business problems and draw logical conclusions (Critical Skills).
- Work both independently and collaboratively to achieve agreed team outcomes (Teamwork).
Accounting skills are in high demand across a range of sectors in the ever changing business and corporate world. Graduates with accounting knowledge gain employment in areas such as finance, marketing, banking and information systems in the private, public, not-for-profit and government sectors.
Careers requiring accounting skills are growing fast, here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025.
- Accountants 8.6%
- Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 14.7%
- Financial Investment Advisers and Managers 10.8%
*Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.
This course is recognised by professional bodies such as CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants
Higher education via OUA
Successful completion of any 4 OUA open access subjects of study at the equivalent AQF level, unless otherwise specified
Successful completion of a minimum of 2 (25 credit points) undergraduate subjects of study within an equivalent AQF level course or higher.
Published ATAR ≥ 50,
Internal ATAR ≥ 50,
Concessional ATAR ≥ 50
Successful completion of certificate IV or higher
Work and Life
Domestic Applicants with work and life experience: If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have extensive or sustained work experience.
The following qualifications are recognised articulating admissions pathways into the B3A Bachelor of Business:
- Diploma of Applied Business
- Associate Degree in Applied Business
- Diploma of Hospitality Management
- Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
- Diploma of Marketing & Communication
- Advanced Diploma of Marketing & Communication
- Diploma of Travel and Tourism
- Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism
- Diploma of University Studies
- Associate Degree in University Studies
Accountants work in every industry. They help manage all aspects of a business and provide tailored advice on budgeting, strategic planning, data analysis, tax-related matters, auditing and sustainability reporting.
The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is an internationally recognised program that will prepare you for a wide variety of jobs in Australia and around the world. This course will give you valuable industry experience, and exposure to some of Tasmania’s top business minds. You’ll also gain valuable insights into the accounting profession through internships, masterclasses, taxation clinics, guest lectures.
Studying in Tasmania, you’ll develop an appreciation for the vast industries that operate across the state, such as aquaculture, agribusiness, export trade and tourism. Graduates of this course are responsible accountants who can recognise and evaluate the social, environmental and ethical impacts of business decisions. We embed principles of sustainability, accountability, entrepreneurial thinking and innovation across our programs, so you get the edge in your chosen career.
Our accelerated teaching model means you can complete your full Bachelor of Business in just two years. If you prefer to take more time to complete your degree, you can also choose from our range of flexible options and pick a study pattern to suit your lifestyle.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended:
Year 1. 8 subjects in first year including:
- 4 core subjects
- TAS-BAA111 People and Organisations
- TAS-BEA111 Introduction to Markets and the Economy
- TAS-BEA140 Data Analysis for Business
- TAS-BFA103 Accountability and Accounting
- 2 major subjects
- TAS-BFA104 Accounting Context and Method
- TAS-BFA107 Financial Management
- 2 electives
Year 2. 8 subjects in second year including:
- 4 core subjects
- TAS-BAA211 Entrepreneurship
- TAS-BAA215 Business and Corporate Law
- TAS-BMA202 Business Strategy
- TAS-BMA250 Managerial Social Responsibility
- 2 major subjects
- TAS-BFA201 Financial Accounting
- TAS-BFA221 Accounting Information Systems
- 2 electives
Year 3. 8 subjects in third year including:
- 4 major subjects
- TAS-BFA301 Advanced Financial Accounting
- TAS-BFA303 Auditing
- TAS-BFA312 Management Accounting
- TAS-BFA391 Taxation
- 4 electives
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This degree offers Open access entry, exclusive to Open Universities Australia.
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